All Esther Koontz wanted to do was train fellow math teachers to be more effective in the classroom.
Birthright Israel, for many, serves as a first introduction to their Judaism and to Israel — an alarming prospect.
The fate of the Palestinian village of Susya is scheduled to be decided shortly after Yom Kippur.
“My heart is broken,” said a fellow organizer. “I have never met someone so committed, so young, so capable and so ‘in’ this, than Sami.”
The anti-occupation organization is sharing posts on social media about young Jews and their growing consciousness of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Through their coordination with the Israeli military, the settlers in Hebron control all aspects of Palestinian life.
Jews were still discussing, arguing over and worrying about Israel right up until the 2016 election. And then it all stopped when Trump came along.
The occupation is not an inner-Israeli debate. There is an Occupier and an Occupied. We must always take this into account.
JVP’s Deputy Director, herself a queer rabbi, is ‘intensely proud and moved’ by protestors who ‘caused a ruckus’ at the Celebrate Israel parade.
While Israel continues to rob Palestinians of their land and deny them basic civil and human rights, people are having no problem celebrating.